Posted on | January 6, 2010 | 23 Comments
Of course, I don’t think vampire masks are racist, but expect the Left to make that accusation against Michelle Malkin.
I bought the New York Times yesterday in the San Francisco airport and, as soon as I saw that column, bitterly lamented that David Brooks Fisking Day found me traveling without WiFi access. Perhaps readers won’t mind a day-late delivery.
Because I have covered the Tea Party movement extensively, what struck me about Brooks’ column was the absolute absence of reporting. Not a single Tea Party source was interviewed for his column. Brooks is so busy admiring the crease of Obama’s pants leg, he can’t find time to go to a rally and talk to people like Jenny Beth Martin, Rhonda Lee Welsch, Andrea Shea King and Barbara Espinosa.
Reporting isn’t brain surgery, as Jimmie Bise likes to say, but it’s apparently beneath Brooks’ pay-grade. Brooks gets a six-figure salary from the New York Times, but couldn’t be bothered to travel upstate to cover Doug Hoffman’s NY23 campaign, which I covered on a tip-jar budget.
BTW, thanks to all the good readers who hit the tip jar yesterday. Saturday, I’ll be hanging out with Chris Cassone and his buddies at a Tea Party event in Altadena, Calif. Brooks’ elitist notion that Tea Party people are ignorant, angry rabble dissolves instantly the minute you talk to the people.